Tickle your senses with fast-paced sports and beautiful nature experiences. Suggestions: climb, paddle, cycle, hike and surf and make the High Coast summer your most adventurous yet.tills.
SURFING | BIG WAVES
When the wind blows over the sea, the waves build up to heights that attract surfers from near and far to the shores of the High Coast. One of the best places is Smitingen in Härnösand. With a southerly wind, it is not uncommon to see twenty or so boards out on the water. The best season is in autumn and winter when the storms move in. But we prefer to test now in the summer…
BAN RACING | ADRENALINE 100%
Test your skills on the track RiV Trackdays
During 2023, RiV will organize a number of Trackdays at the Mittsverigebanan for everyone who is interested in racing. Regardless of whether you have a racing car or a regular passenger car, you are welcome to drive at one of our events.
KAYAK | CLOSE CONTACT WITH SEA AND MOUNTAINS
Few vessels are better suited to the High Coast than a kayak. You glide along silently, get close to nature and wildlife and the kayak is well suited to handle even the waves out at sea. Paddle between the islands in our archipelago and set up camp on lonely beaches and cliffs. Sitting in the kayak under steep cliffs is a powerful experience. If you are more of a paddler, you can also find calmer water – but just as great experiences.
HIKING | WIDE VIEWS OVER THE SEA
The combination of high mountains, deep valleys, sea and small islands makes the High Coast unique and one of Sweden’s best areas for hiking. You can do day trips with light packing or pack your backpack full and make your way through the entire thirteen-mile long Högkustenleden, from Örnsköldsvik in the north to Högakustenbron in the south. Nor do you have to be a seasoned hiker. The forest provides shelter and it is always close to civilization, even if it doesn’t feel like it when you are standing alone on top of one of the highest mountains or sitting by the fire on a beach looking out over the sea.
DOWNHILL | BY BIKE DOWN THE MOUNTAINS
Do you like speed and fans – and own a MTB with decent damping? Get to Örnsköldsvik and Varvsberget and ride downhill in the cycling club Örnen’s bike park. You start at the top at the slalom slope and make your way downhill along winding paths and sharp curves down to sea level. A full-face helmet and protection is a requirement to take the lift up. Parking at the large car park next to Max. The rest of the time is to pedal yourself. All travel is at your own risk.
CLIMB | CLIMB THE STEEP OF THE SKULE MOUNTAIN
Airy and loud, but safe and secure. At Skuleberget, in the heart of the High Coast, everyone gets the opportunity to experience real mountain climbing, but with maximum safety. No prior knowledge is required, you just need to have a normal physique and not be particularly afraid of heights. You follow a steel cable up along Skuleberget’s 250 meters. You have four levels of difficulty to choose from. You rent the equipment on site and consists of a helmet, harness and a Y-sling with two approved carabiners. The trails are not built for children and from this year a minimum weight of 40 kilos is required.
CANOE | CALM WATERS
Paddling canoe suits most people, even families with children. In Timrå there are many fine canoeing waters that are also suitable for beginners. Ljustorps-ån is a family-friendly paddling trail that winds through forest and agricultural landscapes with steep sandbanks.